Sunday, March 18, 2012

March Meeting: Vintage Bag Making Workshop

On Sunday 11 March, a group met at Liddelow Homestead in Kenwick to work through a bag making session with Kay Platts. Kay had us in the palm of her hand from the outset when she showed us a collection of bags she had brought along. They were gorgeous and very inspiring. Kay says the only things that limits what we do with bags is our imaginations.

The pattern for making the vintage bag, which most of us worked on, is shown below.

Some pattern designs for making ribbon trims for decoration.
A tote bag with applique made from tea towels purchased from Freedom.
The lining of the tote bag.
Shown below are a range of various bags that Kay has made, all showing different types of decorations and embellishments that are possible.

Some embellishments.The front of the vintage bag to show the zip placement.

Some more bags.

The group hard at work.

It was a fabulous day and the Liddelow Homestead is a lovely venue. We all came away inspired to try more bag making.